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April 15, 2005, 05:32 PM

Hey guys,

I haven't posted here in ages, but I thought I'd ask for some advice before trying to jump start my bike. Last weekend, I stupidly left the keys in the ignition, turned on, and just realized it yesterday. (yes, I KNOW I'm a dumbass, thanks). Anyways, I called Coleman Powersports, and the service department said that it would be okay to hook it up to a car and jumpstart it. As I don't have a lot of faith in the coleman service dept, I thought I'd double check with everyone on here.

So first off, the bike is a 2003 Yamaha R1. Is the battery accesible underneath the rear seat? Is it pos to pos, neg to neg? Do I have to start the car and bike at the same time? As you can tell I'm pretty clueless when it comes to the maintenance/repairing of bikes.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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April 15, 2005, 05:56 PM

I do pos. to pos. and car neg. to bike frame. First try it with the car turned off. If that doesn't give enough juice, then start the car first and then connect things.


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April 15, 2005, 05:58 PM

svbadguy you're always the first to respond to my posts. I really appreciate the advice. I can really do it straight to the frame?
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Yeah, straight to your frame will work. I've had to jump a couple of my bikes this year due to heated grips being left on.


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Alright I'll give it a try in an hour when i get home from work. Thanks so much!
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I've jumped the bike with a car a hundred times. no problems


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April 15, 2005, 09:05 PM

Coleman was right. Don't start the car! You can blow your bike battery up.
It's fine to jump it with the car turned off. Your car's alternator puts out far too much juice for your bike battery to handle, but the battery is 12 volts, just like your bike.


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April 15, 2005, 09:10 PM

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Coleman was right. Don't start the car! You can blow your bike battery up.
It's fine to jump it with the car turned off. Your car's alternator puts out far too much juice for your bike battery to handle, but the battery is 12 volts, just like your bike.
Thank you JP.
All those amps from a car battery can be dangerous...


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...I already had a hundred reasons not to let Adrian touch my bikes.
Now I have a hundred and one.


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